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France beat Sweden to keep handball gold

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First published: August 12, 2012, 9:41 PM IST | Updated: August 12, 2012
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France beat Sweden to keep handball gold
France won its second consecutive Olympic gold medal in men's handball with a 22-21 win over Sweden.

London: France won its second consecutive Olympic gold medal in men's handball with a 22-21 win over Sweden on Sunday.

After trailing 10-8 at halftime, Sweden tried to get back into the match as France missed several chances.

Sweden player Johan Jakobsson scored on a penalty to make it 22-21 with one minute to go, but France held on for the win.

The result gave Sweden its fourth Olympic silver medal in handball.

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